Toyota accused of collecting extensive customer data

The Australian consumer group CHOICE has issued a report saying smart technologies built into new Toyota cars pose “significant risks to customers’ privacy, collecting highly personal data and potentially sharing it with third-parties, from insurance companies to debt collection agencies”. Toyota’s Connected Services technology collects information such as vehicle location, driving data, fuel levels, and […]

New report brands connected cars “worst for privacy”

Modern cars are being branded “a privacy nightmare” by Mozilla Foundation in the United States. In its latest “Privacy Not Included” report, it says car makers have been bragging about their cars being “computers on wheels” for years to promote their advanced features but that the conversation about what driving a computer means for its […]

London Mayor faces legal challenge over ANPR use

A London Assembly member is leading a legal challenge against the city’s Mayor over his decision to allow the Met police access to cameras monitoring the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone. Green Party member Sian Berry is working with Open Rights Group, a privacy campaigning organisation, and law firm Bindman’s, to prevent the Mayor waving […]

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